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IGNOU modifies 40 courses

THE INDIRA Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has modified 40 of its courses to make them more employment oriented. The courses will be available to the students of MP as well as the students across country from January 2007. The admissions have commenced and would continue till October.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2006 14:20 IST

THE INDIRA Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has modified 40 of its courses to make them more employment oriented. The courses will be available to the students of MP as well as the students across country from January 2007. The admissions have commenced and would continue till October.

The IGNOU will also soon launch a course on cyber law – which will be one of its kind course in the country useful for people in legal and police departments as well as common people, regional director of IGNOU Dr K S Tiwari said at a press conference on Friday.

He further claimed that the 40 modified courses would be able to generate as much as one lakh employment opportunities in the region and are open to people of all age group. The most interesting fact is that since courses are certificate or diploma courses even students who are doing another regular course with other university can take up them.

He said that the IGNOU regional centre is planning to open a central placement hub in the state to pool in the employment and placement related information and activities. He said that already a placement cell was working in New Delhi, but the central hub in state would be helpful.

He also said that most of the courses of the IGNOU have 90 per cent employability. The important among the courses to be modified include those in optometry, nursing, hospital management, AIDS/HIV (in association with National AIDS Control Organisation), food security, nutrition/child protection, library science, computer sciences, water resources engineering, aquaculture, food processing, women empowerment, environment management/awareness, human rights, forest management, disaster management, English teaching, laboratory technology, cardiology, geriatrics and others.